Leo McCarey

Dati tecnici

Language: 
Inglese
Subtitles: 
Italiano
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Colour: 
Shooting format: 
35mm

Credits principali

Production company : 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Production company: 
Herman J. Mankiewicz
Production type: 
Distributed: 
No
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Data di uscita: 
22/09/2014
Data di uscita: 
22/09/2014
Data di uscita: 
22/09/2014

Cast e credits

Cast: 
Groucho Harpo Chico Zeppo Marx
Story: 
Bert Kalmar Harry Ruby Arthur Sheekman Nat Perrin
Screenplay: 
Bert Kalmar Harry Ruby Arthur Sheekman Nat Perrin Fotografia /
Film editing: 
Le Roy Stone
Music: 
Bert Kalmar Harry Ruby Frank Churchil
Cinematography: 
Henry Sharp

La guerra lampo dei fratelli Marx (Duck Soup)

International title: 
Duck Soup
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Genre: 
Length: 
70min
Country: 
USA
Year of production: 
1 933
The wealthy Mrs. Teasdale insists on appointing Rufus T. Firefly as the head of the small bankrupt state of Freedonia before she will continue to provide the financial support it needs. Meanwhile, the neighbouring state of Sylvania is attempting to take over Freedonia. The Sylvanian Ambassador Trentino, seeking to foment a revolution, woos Mrs. Teasdale and hires a couple of spies to dig up some dirt on Firefly. They fail to find anything of importance but opportunity knocks when Firefly appoints Chicolini (one of the two spies) as Secretary of War, enabling him to infiltrate the government. Firefly's assistant warns him about Trentino and convinces Firefly to insult him in public so that he will react inappropriately and they will be able to force him to leave. Instead it is Firefly who slaps his rival. As a result the two countries almost end up at war. In addition there is the complication that Firefly is wooing Mrs.Teasdale, hoping to get his hands on the money left by her late husband. After Trentino learns that the war plans are in the hands of Mrs. Teasdale, he sends his spies to steal them. Chicolini is captured and prosecuted but mayhem breaks out in the courtroom before the sentence is passed. Trentino ends up getting pelted with fruit and finally gives in just as Mrs. Teasdale shows off her skills as a soprano – ensuring that she becomes the target of the rotten fruit.

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